for all those who have problems with Toshiba notebooks...
I have a Toshiba Satellite 2410-304S
(Geforce 4 Go 420, 32 MB
I've successfully installed the driver on Ubuntu Breezy (kernel 2.6.12, following the guide at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...=latest+nvidia
). It is important to delete
all things related to old drivers (packages, scripts in /etc/modprobe.d, etc).
Please note that drivers version 7667 and prior always crashed with composite enabled, now with 8174 everything seems stable (I only have a problem with mozilla using too much memory, 80% and more, of 512 available mb)
At first, I also had the same problem of the black screen and complete hang, but resolved it by issuing:
mknod /dev/nvidiactl c 195 255
mknod /dev/nvidia0 c 195 0
(as suggested in http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...ht-nvidia.html
I've also added some options for the nvidia module: in my case, as for other debian based distro, create a new file in /etc/modprobe.d (see attached nvidia file) containing:
options nvidia NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=1
see the attached file for my xorg.conf
...finally I can enjoy some eyecandy